North West Calligraphy

North West Calligraphers’ Association is a group of people who enjoy the art and practice of calligraphy (‘fine handwriting’). Anyone who has an interest in calligraphy is most welcome – beginner or experienced – as one of the strengths of the Association is its inclusiveness and the warmth of its welcome to new members. Someone will always lend you a piece of equipment or give you advice - if asked!

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Our main heading, above, was created by Barbara Alldred, that is to say it is real calligraphy, not a computer generated font. Of course it doesn't reproduce as well on screen as in real life. Barbara, who is working through her CLAS Diploma, says this about the piece:

“I imagined a compact design that was easy to read yet had some interest and contrast. I eventually decided on freely written manipulated Italic using a Brause 3mm nib (Brause nibs are particularly good for manipulated work). To complement this I wrote Italic Capitals separated by thin red lines – all written with the same nib. The paper was Gerstaecker No 2 Drawing Paper which has some tooth and all the lettering was written with Winsor and Newton Indigo gouache.”

And now Barbara has completed her CLAS diploma; congratulations to her. Read more about her adventures in calligraphy here.